Press Release: HACK THE CLIMATE GOES TECH 

In the commemoration of the 3rd anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, Hack the Climate will stage its first ever Clean Technology Hackathon and Training happening in Palo, Leyte and Tacloban City. It is part of the 8th NICP ICT Summit 2016, in partnership with the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), DOST Region 8, Philippine Science High School – Eastern Visayas Campus, Seed4com, Move.ph, Millenia Suites, ThinkLab and Unionbank of the Philippines.Hack the Climate is a climate change themed Hackathon that is formed out of the desire of a two Princeton University College Students, named Michael Lanchanski and Jacob Scheer to help the Philippines in their battle for climate change through Technology and Innovation.

With the help of their Filipino counterparts, Elaine Cedillo, Diego Jose Ramos and Rizzel Jill Dy, Hack the Climate was born in June 2013.

“Hack the Climate in Leyte is our 5th since we started and we hope that we can bring this project across the country” said Elaine Cedillo, the lead project coordinator for this leg. “Hack the Climate is more than just a hackathon, it is our advocacy. Educating the students and young professionals about the adverse effects of climate change while challenging the developers to create a solution for climate change adaptation or mitigation, and through that, the participants are empowered to do something to help our environment,” she added

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Event: Sharing Responsibility for the Environment, 2nd National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition

Environment Summit 2016 Exibition

Hello Sweeties!

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition as part of the 2016 Environmental Summit  or one of the highlights of Philippine Environment Month, held at SM Mega`s Trade Hall 1 & 2.  It was a 4 day event that showcased the programs and projects aimed to reduce air, land, and water pollution, and the ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 I have been to a lot of events by DENR as a reporter and this is one of the best the agency has ever come up with.  Perhaps it is because most of the environment laws are in place, it all a matter proper execution and support the public.

Environment Summit 2016 Photo op with Sen Loren

Environment advocate Senator Loren Legarda poses with officials of EMB, SWMC and DENR.

Preserving the world we live in is not only the government, or the lawmakers or the law enforcers duty but the duty of each individual. This is the gist, I think of Senator Loren Legarda`s keynote speech during the opening of the event.

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